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Central Asia 21-02-2022

Myanmar attacks Rohingya genocide case at UN’s top court

Myanmar hit out Monday (21 February) at a genocide case brought against it by the Gambia for alleged persecution of Rohingya Muslims, urging the UN's highest court to drop the claim on legal grounds.
Global Europe 30-12-2021

EU backs international arms embargo after Myanmar massacre

The European Union called Thursday for an international arms embargo on Myanmar's junta and for toughening its own sanctions following last week's massacre of more than 30 people.
Global Europe 10-12-2021

Renewing democracy is ‘defining challenge of our time,’ Biden tells summit

US President Joe Biden gathered over 100 world leaders at a summit and made a plea to bolster democracies around the world, calling safeguarding rights and freedoms in the face of rising authoritarianism the "defining challenge" of the current era.
Technology 07-12-2021

Rohingya refugees sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar violence

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar are suing Meta Platforms Inc, formerly known as Facebook, for $150 billion over allegations that the social media company did not take action against anti-Rohingya hate speech that contributed to violence.
Global Europe 06-12-2021

EU condemns ‘politically motivated’ jailing of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

The European Union's top diplomat condemned on Monday (6 December) a jail term handed out to Myanmar's deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, saying it was a "politically motivated verdict".
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Global Europe 29-10-2021

Providing critical telecommunications infrastructure in conflict zones is a humanitarian obligation

Azmi Mikati, CEO of the telecommunications firm M1 Group, explains his vision for supporting the people of Myanmar through providing telecommunications services, despite the serious challenges of operating in the country.
Global Europe 22-06-2021

EU slaps fresh sanctions on Myanmar junta

The European Union on Monday (21 June) imposed a third round of sanctions on Myanmar officials and state companies over the military coup on Feb. 1 that overthrew elected leader Aung Suu Kyi and sent the country tumbling into chaos.
Global Europe 12-04-2021

Russia and China thwarting international response to Myanmar crisis, EU says

Russia and China are frustrating the international response to the Myanmar crisis, a top European Union diplomat said Sunday (11 April), as the death toll from a military crackdown climbed past 700.
Global Europe 07-04-2021

Bloodshed in Myanmar as troops open fire on protesters

Myanmar troops stormed an anti-coup protest camp on Wednesday (7 April), in a pre-dawn operation that local media said killed and wounded several demonstrators, as activists defied a bloody crackdown and internet blockade by the ruling junta.
Global Europe 29-03-2021

EU, US condemn ‘unacceptable’ military violence in Myanmar

US President Joe Biden has led global condemnation of an "absolutely outrageous" crackdown by Myanmar's junta that left more than 100 people – including several children – dead in the bloodiest day since the coup two months ago.
Global Europe 22-03-2021

EU sanctions Myanmar junta chief over coup

The EU sanctioned Myanmar's top junta chief and 10 other officials on Monday (22 March), after demonstrators took to the streets for fresh anti-coup protests against the military.
Global Europe 05-03-2021

Myanmar diplomatic revolt against junta widens after violent crackdown

Myanmar's junta lost a tug of war over leadership of its UN mission in New York and the United States unveiled new sanctions targeting military conglomerates after the deaths of dozens of civilians protesting against last month's coup.
Global Europe 01-03-2021

Eight killed in Myanmar crackdown’s bloodiest day

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protestors Sunday (28 February), killing at least eight in the bloodiest action so far to smother opposition to the military coup four weeks ago.
Global Europe 25-02-2021

EU, US concerned over Malaysia’s deportation of Myanmar nationals

The European Union on Thursday (25 February) joined the United States in expressing concern over Malaysia's mass deportation this week of Myanmar nationals after a military coup in defiance of a court order halting the plan.
Global Europe 23-02-2021

EU, US step up pressure on Myanmar junta as protests go on

The European Union warned it is considering sanctions on Myanmar while the United States penalised two more generals for links to the military coup.
Global Europe 16-02-2021

As the US sanctions Myanmar’s military leaders, the EU needs to step up its response

European leaders were quick to condemn the coup in Myanmar. Now the EU needs to follow up with concrete actions, writes Paul Donowitz.
Global Europe 11-02-2021

Myanmar faces European push at UN to condemn coup

The United Nations' top human rights body is to consider a resolution on Friday (12 February) drafted by Britain and the European Union that would condemn Myanmar's military coup and demand urgent access for monitors.
Global Europe 10-02-2021

Myanmar military tightens grip as anti-coup protests enter fifth day

Myanmar's military tightened its post-coup grip on power, stepping up a campaign of intimidation against the ousted civilian leadership while pushing harsher tactics as a fifth consecutive day of nationwide demonstrations began on Wednesday (10 February).
Global Europe 04-02-2021

UN chief vows to rally global pressure to make sure Myanmar coup fails

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Wednesday (3 February) to mobilize enough international pressure on Myanmar’s military “to make sure that this coup fails” as the UN Security Council tries to negotiate a statement on the crisis. The Myanmar...
Global Europe 01-02-2021

Myanmar military seizes power, detains elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s military seized power in a coup against the democratically elected government of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in early morning raids.
Global Europe 23-10-2020

$597 million raised for Rohingya refugees at aid conference

International donors on Thursday (22 October) stumped up an additional $597 million in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees languishing in camps in Bangladesh after they fled ethnic violence in Myanmar.
An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
Technology 14-10-2020

EU slammed for funding ‘discriminatory’ Myanmar voting application

An EU-funded voting application in Myanmar has come under heavy criticism for inciting "racial and religious vilification" in the country by profiling candidates' ethnicity and beliefs, using derogatory terminology to designate those of Rohingya descent.
Global Europe 05-12-2018

Commission to determine EU tariffs on Myanmar, Cambodia rice

EU countries failed on Tuesday (4 December)  to determine whether to impose tariffs on rice coming from Cambodia and Myanmar from the start of next year to curb a surge in imports, leaving the European Commission to take the final decision.
Agrifood 20-11-2018

Commission: Only ‘economic considerations’ could lead to tariffs on rice imports

An alliance of EU rice producers has called for restoring tariffs on rice imports from Myanmar and Cambodia, in part due to human rights concerns, but Commission sources clarified that the EU executive's ongoing safeguard investigation is linked to purely economic considerations.